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of the struggle for freedom, and the united states reaffirms our commitment to ukraines sovereignty and territorial integrity. we condemn the russian confederations act of aggression, and we have throughout this moment, and evidence of a great transformation taking place, and in that transformation, we will standing with the people of ukraine. today ukrainians are demanding a government with the consent of the people, and i have to say that we all greatly admire the restraint of that the transitional government has shown as it makes this transition. they have shown restraint despite an invasion of ukrainian homeland, and the russian government that has chosen aggression and intimidation as a first resort. the contrast really could not be clearer, determined ukrainians demonstrating strength through unity and the russian government out of excuses, hiding its hand behind falsehoods, intimidation, and provocations. in the hearts of ukrainians in the eyes of the world, there is nothing strong about what russia is doing. that both sides can accept. the prime minister spoke yesterday and
for you. america's top diplomat heading to ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with the key players in kiev. >> translator: this was an unconstitutional coup. >> reporter: and vladimir putin speaking out about the represents. >>> president obama outlining his budget wish list and an emphasis on the working poor. >>> and we'll tell you how police in new orleans are trying to keep things under control for fat tuesday. ♪ >>> secretary of state john kerry is in kiev at this hour. he is expected to speak shortly showing u.s. support for ukraine's new government. we are waiting for that to happen. vladimir putin spoke out earlier, rejecting the new government in ukraine. phil ittner watching the situation for us from kiev. and phil this is the first time we have heard from vladimir putin since the crisis began? >> reporter: that's right, dell, secretary of state kerry did show up and spend some time on the square paying tribute to those who lost their lives, but you are right, before he showed it up was vladimir putin who was in the spot light. he spent an hour with the russian
kerry, pass by. what are people in kiev, in ukraine, hoping to hear from the secretary of state when he speaks a few minutes from now? >> reporter: i have been in independence square for the past few days where there are these very emotional scenes with people laying flowers on the barricades. there were battles between the protesters and the police. it has become a memorial to the people that died mainly shot by snipers. you can see people still laying flowers into the evening. very important for the people of this part of ukraine at least that john kerry was seen here in independence square paying his respects to the people that lost their lives here, sort of laying a memorial to them as well. they are looking for him now to take strong action to put whatever diplomatic, financial, and political pressure he can on russia, along with his allies in the international community, to pull back from their position in ukraine. what exactly those levers are, remains unclear for the moment. what's been announced coinciding with john kerry's visit but the u.s. is $1 billion in a credit line, cre
to abide by the terms of that agreement, fleeing kiev, and ultimately ukraine. the united states categorically rejects the notion that the new government of ukraine is a "government of victors." it is a government of the people and it is one that intends to shepherd the country toward democratic elections on may 25th - elections that would allow ukrainians who would prefer different leadership to have their views heard. and the united states will stand strongly and proudly with the people of ukraine as they chart out their own destiny, their own government, their own future. the bottom line is that, for all of the self-serving rhetoric we have heard from russian officials in recent days, there is nothing that justifies russian conduct. as i said in our last session, russia's actions speak much louder than its words. what is happening today is not a human rights protection mission and it is not a consensual intervention. what is happening today is a dangerous military intervention in ukraine. it is an act of aggression. it must stop. this is a choice for russia. diplomacy can serv
support for ukraine's government. >> the united states reaffirms our commit to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law. we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> reporter: russia is under pressure to pull thousands of troops from southern ukraine, a region with many ethnic russians and considerable strategic advantages for russia's military. in his first extended comments since russian troops seized crimea, president vladimir putin called the recent uprising an unconstitutional ciewp and said moscow -- coup and said moscow reserves the right to protect ukraine [ inaudible ] it will offer advisories to help with new elections. president obama has also been huddling with his staff about economic sanctions against russia that might convince putin to change course. world financial markets and russia's currency rebounded tuesday after a big drop. putin claims any sanctions will backfire. craig boswell for cbs news, the white house. >>> homicide investigators were called to a silver spring neighborhood today after a man was found dead
, and in washington where the president spoke concerning the crisis in ukrain as well. mike the secretary of state and president using versus forceful language, the secretary of state calling what happened in kiev freedom, and the president using words like meddle and intervene. >> yes, both men trying to embarrass vladimir putin on the world stage. the president said it has not been a sign of strength but a reflection of the suspicion of all of the neighbors of russia, ages of suspicions being echoed over the last 72 hours. the president said he want to de-escalate this. they are not making for a major confrontation. and secretary kerry on that score says that vladimir putin is looking for a pretext. here is a little bit more of what president obama had to say moments ago. >> from the perspective of the european union, the united states, allies like canada and japan, and allies in friends and partners around the world will is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. >> reporter: president obama saying again according to the agreement that was signed just last week del
in ukraine. the state is one of the guarantors of sovereignty and territory under the budapest agreement. furthermore, a current member of the security council, which shares with other member states a very important function, to support peace and stability throughout the world. none of your reasoning about the legitimacy of the invasion of the ukraine can be condoned within the u.n. charter. all the arguments made by russia for protecting the russian population, which supposedly condones military intervention -- this is a question that is totally the internal purview of the citizens of ukraine, its government, and should be done under a constitution. all citizens, regardless of their nationality, have equal rights. only the ukrainian parliament can take decisions. assistance tory handle such humanitarian questions? i have already said we do not need that type of assistance. you continue to reference the 14 anent of february 20 agreement for the settlement of the crisis in ukraine. surprised by this type of reasoning. the russian side, which participated in the mediation talks in the prep
of interpretations. >> pelley: borough obama sent secretary of state kerry to ukraine to show solidarity with the new ain't-moscow government. state department correspondent margaret brennan is traveling with the secretary who is in paris tonight, margaret. >> reporter: scott, secretary kerry said his short visit to kiev was incredibly moving, and while he condemned russia's act of aggression, he said it is still possible for ukraine to have a peaceful political transition. >> good morning. >> reporter: secretary kerry made his way today to the shrine of the fallen near independence square where the demonstrations that ousted president yanukovich began. more than 80 protesters were killed in the uprising last month. >> thank you! thank you! >> reporter: the crowd appreciated the visit, as did their leaders, who got the concrete help they were looking for. kerry promised the u.s. would provide $1 billion in loan guarantees, help ukraine get its finances in order, and bring sanctions against russia in the coming days. kerry also had a message for president putin-- back off. >> it is not appropriate to
before secretary of state, john kerry, arrived to show the u.s. support for ukraine's new government. >> the united states reaffirms our commitment to ukraine'ssoeverty and territorial integrity. according to international law. we condemn the russian federations active aggression. >> the obama administration is also pledging a billion dollars in loan guarantees to help you crane weather this crisis and will offer advisers to help with new elections. world financial markets and russia's currency rebounded tuesday after big drops. putin claims any sanctions will backfire. >> one step closer to eliminating jail time for people who smoke marijuana at home. today, the city council voted 10-1 to make possession of an ounce or less of pot punishable by a civil fine of $25. under the measure, public smoking of marijuana would still be a criminal offense. mayor vincent gray is expected to sign the bill, but congress can still veto the measure. >>> if you have gone looking for, then you know that rock salt is in high demand this season. stores around the region having a tough time keeping that
impact for ukraine. peter cook tells us how the ukraine is fueling the energy debate here in the states. ukraine. the latest on president obama says russian president vladimir putin has breached international law. the present spoke to reporters earlier today on the situation in crimea. thatere is a strong belief russia's actions is violating international law. president putin seems to think -- has a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations. that is fooling anybody. everybody recognizes that, although russia has legitimate interests in what happens in a neighboring state, that does not give them the right to use force as a means of inserting influence. said heresident also has not spoken to president putin since the weekend. let's get the latest on the --und rumble bloomberg ground from bloomberg. what is the latest in the standoff? much a tensel very standoff. there's is an air base down in crimea. it was taken over by russian forces over the weekend. this morning, ukrainian troops -- 300 of them -- marched back to that base and said they wanted it back. soldie
growing tensions in ukraine. secretary of state kerry leaves tonight for kiev to meet with lead leaders from the government. the acting president says crew members are ready to defend ships after troops demanded surrender. >> the russian troops, so is the global effort to penalize russia. at dabbing bass door talked with us about this crisis. >> this when criticizing the actions >> michael mcfall just returned to stanford two days ago. he's in agreement with president obama that russia must pay a price for sending in troops to the crima region. >> this is just unacceptable. you can't just invade a country and annexed territory. it can't happen in 2014. he believes economic sanctions will put a chill on foreign investment. if if you're looking now, say up street here or in america, have you three australia you have a fourth one, the board is thinking this is too risky. >> people are starting to hi about shifting their outsourcing to other countries. >> nobody thinks there is going to be a war but risk is there as a business person, why should i take that risk? world leaders considerate
federation constitute an act of aggression against the state of ukraine. >> that in response to russian president vladimir putin receiving authorities saturday from his parliament to use military force in ukraine. all the while, the spectacle continued. a mystery gunman with no insignias on their uniforms, patrolling the streets. >> where are you from? >> russia. >> from where in russia? >> it's not important. >> but it is important to nearly all of europe and the united states. president obama spoke to president putin calling on him to withdraw his troops. on sunday the situation seemed to get worse. they surrounded their naval operations base. asking the commander to hand over control. >> we've been ordered to defend the base he says, if anyone tries to force us to leave, we'll defend it and fight with our guns. >> in all some ten bases surround it. ukrainian troops inside the base appear to be russian troops on the youd sides. the stand-offs have been tense, so far there's been no loss of life. russia had complete operational control of crimea. >> the central government is shaky to s
, terry. >>> as you said, secretary of state john kerry was on the ground in ukraine. and abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, is traveling with him and joining us right now. martha, give it to us straight. is the united states closer to conflict with russia tonight or not? >> reporter: vladimir putin, the bully, vladimir putin, may already have gotten what he wants, crimea. so, it's very possible he won't push any further. this is the way that man negotiates. he is a bully. he is hammer-handed. this is how he operates. >> but there's going to be meetings. they are negotiating? >> reporter: there are negotiations going on. tomorrow, secretary kerry will be meeting with the russian foreign minister here in paris. secretary kerry wants to get this settled as soon as possible. >> at the end of the day, can the united states let russia keep crimea this way? >> reporter: a simple answer to that is, is europe going to go to war over crimea? the united states certainly won't. so, that may well happen. >> all right. martha raddatz, as we said, traveling with the secretary
to a bigger widening of the conflict. the main objective of all sides, united states, ukraine, russia, should be to de-escalate this crisis and the key is going to be getting the ukrainian government in kiev, talking to the russians, talking to the crimean part of the country to diffuse the crisis. that's the most important success. standing behind ukraine, package of assistance, whirnd them, but also saying to the ukrainian government, the kiev government, opponent be careful. let's de-escalate -- let's defuse the crisis and let's not provoke the russians or the crimeans. >> memories are rich here as i'm sure you know. the conflict that happened in georgia. vladimir putin or the russians went in and ended up tiptoeing out of there and regained some territory. if that sort of thing were to happen here, there is month indication ukraine will be able to get that crimea at my point. if that's the case and ukraine loses crimea to the russians, that's a big problem and another violation of international law and maybe even a sign that vladimir putin of the world you can get away with it. >> obvious
ukraine, and secretary of state john kerry is expected in the ukrainian capitol on tuesday. john few people think that the west will actually go to war over crimea, but it does now look at though another option is being discussed, that is hitting russia in the pocketbook. but economic responses take time, and time is something that kiev may not have. >> phil ittner reporting from kiev. phil, thank you. >>> ukraine's crimea region is a military strong hold for ukraine and russia. jonathan betz with more. >> certain now that russia may try to push out ukraine's military all together in crimea. the black sea fleet is based at the peninsula. it has 25,000 soldiers stationed there from russia. but last weekend president putin sent in 6,000 more. russia then seized airports in the capitol and western coastal town. it has always surrounded ukraine military bases in several cities. those bases have been cut off by ukraine's troops remain inside. also russia took over a ferry terminal on the eastern tip of crimea, about 12 miles from russia, and another way russia is likely to bring in more s
and the onrequesting crisis in ukraine, and there are major developments. the secretary of state, john kerry, was in kiev, ukraine, meeting with the government there and touring the site of last month's deadly pro it tests. a short time ago, he and president obama made clear their support for that new ukrainian government, contradicting the russian president, vladimir putin's claims that ukraine has no legitimate leaders. president obama dismissed that claim, adding that russian's invasion of crimea was a miscalculation. >> i actually think that this is not a sign of strength, but rather is a reflection that countries near russia have deep concerns and suspicions about this kind of meddling. and if anything, will push many countries further away from russia. there is the ability for ukraine to be a friend of the west's, and a friend of russia's. >> secretary of state john kerry just left kiev for talks in paris, was even more forcefully, said all of putin's claims are false. >> not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims. none. >> adding to the tensions in crimea
ago, after putin spoke, secretary of state john kerry arrived in kiev to meet with ukraine's new leaders. margaret brennan is traveling with secretary of state kerry. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning to the west coast. secretary of state kerry arrived here in kiev and headed straight to the shrine of the fallen. it's a memorial for some of the protesters killed in demonstrations against the former pro-moscow government. he was swarmed by religious leaders and people in the street who pled for help. he says the u.s. will deliver financial support and he hopes that russia will respect the outcome of upcoming elections. but there is real concern among u.s. officials that rush bea will expand its invasion in ukraine beyond crimea and the u.s. is considering slapping sanctions on russia in the coming days. right now, kerry is in kiev meeting with the acting president and prime minister pledging a $1 billion loan guarantee. he is also sending a team of financial advisers to help this country avoid economic collapse and try to cl
and continue to eastern ukraine, and that's where the continued resolve and push-back from the united states and nato and u.n. is so critical now. >> we appreciate you being with us ambassador volker. and sheila macvicar, as well. >>> when we come back, the standoff, face to face and toe to toe and the powder keg that crimea has become. >> earlier today, president putin in effected military -- inspected military drills in crimea on the heels of 6,000 troops in place at strategic locations in on the peninsula, jennifer glasse reports from 13 miles outside the capitol jen. >> we've seen russian forces take key positions around the country. the public are with them. but even if they haven't taken a particular base they're still in chrome of the territory. >> the front lines are being drawn in crimea. nowhere is that more clear than outside the ukrainian military base at paravalny. there is a standoff. russian forces have the place surrounded. ukrainians are guarding ammunition and armored vehicles. the population appears to be taking sides. until sunday morning no one really cared about this pl
>>> secretary of state john kerry heads to ukraine as the u.s. considers sanctions against russia while president vladimir putin calls off russian military exercises. >>> snow, ice and single-digit temperatures make travel a hazard along the mid-atlantic region. >>> and lebron james is nearly unstoppable as he scores the >>> and lebron james is nearly unstoppable as he scores the most points of his nba career. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 4th, 2014. >>> good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, as the ukrainian crisis deepens, a new chill has settled over u.s./russian relations. the president met with this national security council monday to consider u.s. responses short of direct military action. the president says, quote, russia is on the wrong side of history. the pentagon moves to cancel military cooperation with russia. bilateral trade talks have been put on hold. the president called on congress to approve an aid package for the new ukrainian government. and the u.s. could get support from the european union
a part of russia. new this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev in ukraine to discuss financial assistance for the nation. and washington sends a message to moscow suspending the plan to trade investment talks with russia. first, global markets making a comeback today. u.s. stocks took a big hit yesterday including the dow which suffered a triple digit loss. let's bring in in christine romans. what is behind the bounceback? how do markets look now? >> markets look good now for u.s. stocks. what's behind the bounce back is the fact president putin ended the military exercises in russia. when that happened and the president gave his press conference about four to five hours ago and said that he was not going to an ex crimea, you saw the highs reached in stock futures. dow up 165, nasdaq up as well. look at s&p 500 futures. if they rise 18 points, 20 point, you'll see a record high in the s&p 500. something a lot of market watchers are saying is interesting given the tension you're seeing in the strategically vital area of the world. it's volatile. they're pointing out ev
soldiers approached. all this as we said with secretary of state john kerry now in ukraine in a show of support. nbc news chief fortunate affairs correspondent andrea mitchell joins us now by phone in kiev. andrea, do we have a preview of what we might hear from secretary kerry? >> well, secretary kerry, we're in the motorcade right now with him heading to a news conference at the u.s. embassy. he's just met with all the leaders, acting leaders, here and tried to encourage them with an offer of $1 billion in loan guarantees to help offset expected increases in energy costs coming from russia, as russia continues to try to squeeze them. there's a lot of interest in his reaction to what vladimir putin said. he would have gotten a readout by now, but has been on a pretty busy schedule, the emotional trip through the square, where he lit a candle and visited the shrine to those who fell to snipers' bullets, so he didn't see it himself, we were on the plane overnight flying when putin was speaking, but contrary to all of the u.s. pressure for him to take the off-ramp and exit -- >> we've,
's happening. secretary of state kerry on his way to the ukraine is to put pressure on putin. president obama unveils his 2015 plan today. the focus will be on antipoverty programs and retirement security. more classic corvettes expected to be pulled from the sink hole in kentucky today. the recovery operation underway at the national corvette museum. >> time for the good, the bad, and the ugly. up first the good. remember that pizza guy who delivered dinner at the as cars? got quite the tip for that delivery. $1,000. and the bad, a man in nevada arrested for trying to steal a plane from an airport driving it drunk. he says he was trying to complete his pilots license. finally, the ugly. an elderly woman in florida is back in jail for feeding wild animals. she was arrested before for feeding bears. police now say the 81-year-old left bread out for crows. >> follow us on twitter because we are about to tweet our own oscar selfie here on the set. >> you have to see it. >> thanks for joining us. have a great day. >> bye. >> "fox & friends" starts now. >> good morning. it is tuesday march 4, 2014
. >> tensions escalate between russia and ukraine. secretary of state john kerry is now visiting the ukraine capitol today and russian political putin spoke out publicly on the crisis for the first time this morning. we are following all the developments from washington. >>> good morning, world powers are urging the president to withdraw from crimea before the situation escalates but so far putin has not budged. >> shag president putin is not backing down. today he called the new rue crane government illegitimate saying it took power as a result of coop. he ordered some troops at the border to return home, tensions are running high. with the russian air force in the skies, san boots on the ground and the russian navy pa ttroling the seas, there is a huge escalation. russia says the troops are there to protect the citizens from the unrest in ukraine sparked by protests that led to the outing of 9 country's president. >> the country is in chaos. >> the pentagon put on hold all military exercises with russia and any bilateral meetings as they consider comprehensive sanctions president obama aga
and goes after the united states as russia and the ukraine remain on the brink war. >>> thanks for joining us on tuesday. >>> first up we will check on the weather forecast. mike is off and lisa is on the roof. >> we cannot call this a "storm." mist and drizzle. it is behind us. but plenty of wet pavement. we have number two tomorrow and the third on the second half of the weekend. there will be plenty of cloud cover. the moisture is not being picked up. you will be dry with outside chance of a sure and otherwise muggy along the coast and upper 50's to the low 60's. around the bay, starting out with slick pavement and low 60's with clouds and inland you have fog but the afternoon will feature more clouds into the low 60's and we are dry for the bulk of the day and tomorrow but we will talk about the second system that is more significant from a third to half an inch of rain overnight tomorrow. first, sue has a check on the roads. >> i do. we have an update in san bruno with a sig-alert in effect. there was an overturned vehicle that flipped making its way from 280 to eastbound 380. it is o
. >> the president and secretary of state talking about an aid package of a billion dollars to help out ukraine and deal with it from an economic standpoint. heavy pressure under secretary of state for russia to pushing back further than we've seen so far. >> the president's critics are being very vocal. what are they saying this means about foreign policy. >> dick durban has a large ukrainian population in illini, gave a speech to that community and basically said, he was told 90 minute phone call we have the picture of the president talking to putin, 90 minutes on that call. he was told by john kerry ominous, worrisome, vladimir would not make commitments to president obama. republicans like lindsey yshs the country. e reason is he's >> you don't talk to putin an hour and a half, have you a five-minute conversation. you say, mr. president, what you're doing is wrong. it's illegal. >> you see lindsey graham, john mccain, other top republicans hitting the president saying it goes back to other issues like red line in syria, the president when he did not follow up with u.s. military action after
to ukraine's new government as secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev to show support. our national security correspondent jennifer give -- griffin live at pentagon. >> reporter: chuck hagel is set to meet at the white house. russian troops.nian soldiers they fired warning shots undeterred. the ukrainian soldiers kept going. russian soldiers said don't go any further, we say, stop, stop. another says i will shoot. the ukrainian commander, says, quiet, quiet. another ukrainian soldier, men this is the soviet flag, are you going to shoot at this? another ukrainian soldier says it has been ours since 1991. russian soldier responds. the commander will come in a moment. there will be talks. talks, don't appear to be in the cards for russia's president. vladmir putin broke his silence declaring the new ukrainian government illegal, stating fugitive president victor yanukovych is the only legitimate leader of ukraine. yesterday putin's ambassador to the u.n. said yanukovych invited russian troops into ukraine to protect ethnically russian women and children. putin says he reserves the righ
on the crimea region of the ukraine, the united states is weighing their options to tighten their grip on the country. john kerry is headed there tonight. russia has given a deadline of 10:00 p.m. eastern for two war ships to surrender or be seized. putin made his first public appearance today to watch military maneuvers in russia, and earlier today, president obama offered this warning. >> i think the strong condemnation that it's received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which russia is on the wrong side of history on this. if in fact they continue on the current trajectory they're on, we're examining a whole series of steps, economic, diplomatic, that will isolate russia. this will be a costly proposition. >> nato's counsel will hold an emergency meeting at the request of poland. it feels its security is threatened. bob, i want to go to you first. in any white house, you can be going along, you have your agenda, your state of the union and all of a sudden, something happens overseas and lands on the president's desk. what do you think of the developments? >> i
countries further away from russia. >> as the president issued his statement on ukraine, secretary of state john kerry was in kiev arriving with $1 billion loan package for the country's faltering economy the secretary issued a forceful rebuttal to russia and offered the kremlin a diplomatic off-ramp to the 21st century. >> we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression in its diplomacy and respect for sovereignty not unilateral force that can best solve disputes like this in 291st century. this is the 21st century, and we should not see nations step backwards to behave in 19th or 20th century fashion. there are ways to resolve these differences, great nations choose to do that appropriately. >> but given president putin's statements on ukraine thus far, it's clear that that off-ramp will remain unused for the moment. putin made fairly ludicrous statements. he said the soldiers in the ukraine, those 6,000 men patrolling cry meia, those were not russian forces at all. he insisted they were, quote, local defense forces and call the people's uprising against ukrainian president viktor y
the chamber's options are limited. us secretary of state john kerry will be in kiev today. on monday barack obama met with his national security advisers to discuss ukraine and the us has already said it will suspend its military cooperation with russia. it's a snap to the us stands the is for russia with impunity and two but it's all on the ground to violate basic recipes that are recognized around the world. and. be strong condemnation that it's received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which rushes on the wrong side of israel. as the crisis continues in ukraine its economy continues to suffer. team of experts from the international monetary fund said to begin a ten day fact finding mission in kiev today. to weigh the merits of the new government's requests for fifteen million dollars in aid money this layer comes after moscow's decision to freeze its own financial support. lacking he explains the path to an international bailout is far from easy. i was keen for a secure financial lifeline the minister has asked for the fifteen billion dollars in loans and told a ga
and his secretary of state reject russia's reasoning for what's happening in ukraine. right now ukrainian ministry officials say at least 16,000 russian troops are in ukraine's heavily pro-russia state of cr if the m imea. but john kerry who visited the capitol of kiev and president obama insisted what vladimir putin says does not match what's happening on the ground. >> i don't think that's fooling anybody. i think everybody recognizes that although russia has legitimate interests in what happens in a neighboring state, that does not give it the right to use force as a means of exerting influence inside of that state. >> we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia has talked about russian-speaking minority citizens who are under siege. they're not. and in fact this government has acted remarkably responsibly by urging total calm. >> now, today mr. putin would not acknowledge to reporters that russian troops were even in crimea, but he did say his intentions are not a take
additional ways to isolate russia and try to pressure them to pull back from ukraine. the state department said sanctions are likely and they may be announced within days. the problem is the best leverage against russia doesn't rest with the united states. it's in europe. and those countries haven't shown the appetite yet for the action that would be necessary potentially to push putin. today, nato ambassadors will hold a second meeting for a request for additional -- has called on russia to withdraw its troops but have taken no steps to back that up. due to the billions of dollars tied up in trade deals between russia and the eu. that last point could actually end up being a big factor. after speaking to president putin by phone, german chancellor angela merkel told president obama she wasn't sure that putin was in touch with reality. in her words she said, "putin's in another world." jim maceda, with where do we go from here. that was some press conference. >> reporter: yes, it was. you summed it up very well. it went on for an hour and a half. it was the first time we've seen him speak
with kazakhstan. the united states was warned before the crisis in the ukraine broke out and that this launch was slated to happen. extremely concerned about calming the fears of the west, president obama who has been hammered by republicans in response to this crisis says, putin is isolating himself from the rest of the world. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. i don't know if president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers. >> but putin for whom madeleine albright called delusional earlier today on this network says he's acting in response to a coo against the ukrainian government. speaking at a news conference in moscow, putin described it as an orgy of radicals and nationalists. the russian president says he's not trying to annex ukraines crimean peninsula and that the forces in southern ukraine are not troops but merely self-defense teams. putin is not taking the action of force off the table to protect russian-speaking ukrainians. he called them brothers in arms which is puzzling when you hear warning shots over the heads of unarmed
parts of ukraine, would any of the options available to not just the united states but the international community actually make a difference? would any of the options that were on the table right now be enough to push russia hard enough and indeed fast enough to make a difference now? joining us now is congresswoman marcy kaptur of ohio. congresswoman, thank you so much for being with us tonight. >> thank you very much and thank you for that background. >> well, let me ask you if any of that, a, strikes you wrong. i know you spent a lot of time in ukraine. i know you are ukrainian american in terms of your background. what do you feel like is the most important thing for americans to understand about the context of ukrainian politics right now and our relationship with that country? >> well, i think the most important thing for any freedom-loving nation is to know that the majority of people of ukraine want to be free and they don't want to be treated like chattel from the last century. the ham-handed approach from the president of russia i think shocked the world. we had hoped that we
the asession of ukraine to the treaty on nonproliferation of nuclear weapons as a nonnuclear weapons state, taking into account the commitment to eliminate all nuclear weapons in its territory, noting the changes in the worldwide security situation including the end of the cold war, we here by confirm the following. including this commitment. to respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of ukraine, to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of ukraine. we signed this in 1994 along with great britain and ukraine and russia. that was the deal. you give up your nukes, they had thousands of nuclear weapons. they had more nuclear weapons than china and france and britain combined. you give up your thousands of nuclear weapons, you get to be your own country and everybody is going to respect your borders. that was the deal. we all signed on to it in 1994. it's still in effect. on friday, russia invaded ukraine. and this document from december, 1994, this is a legally binding document. it's not just some resolutio
to try to defuse it tensions and ukraine. secretary of state john kerry urged russia to abide by international law. president putin said he would use military force as a last resort. tensions are still very high, and no one is sure how the standoff will end. up we begin coverage tonight in crimea. >> this is the moment when crisis could have turned into war. man of ukraine's 62nd fighter regiment marched toward the russian roadblock which ours their way to the airbase. at the end of the road, three russian soldiers, with others covering the parm. all of this live on ukrainian television. a bbc team was also there. by keeping relatively calm, the russian officer probably saved the day. you can see the tension in the face of the soldier who opened fire. that, waiting for their decision. >> that is the position that ukraine as a whole has. the biggest danger about a situation like this is that something quite low level can go wrong, shooting will start, and then the situation will get completely out of control. moment, that look like a serious possibility of the year -- at the ai
to withdraw its troops. secretary of state john kerry arrived this morning to support ukraine's new government. the administration is also promising a $1 billion aid package. but the defiance from the kremlin has not eased. craig boswell on vladimir putin's latest challenge. >> reporter: russian soldiers fired warning shots. then stood face-to-face with unarmed ukrainian troops at an airfield in crimea. they were demanding the russians vacate the air base. to show u.s. support for ukraine's new government. >> the united states reaffirms our commitment to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law, we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> reporter: russia is under pressure to pull thousands of troops from southern ukraine. a region with many ethnic russians and considerable strategic advantages for russia's military. [ speaking foreign language ] in his first extended comments since russian troops seized crimea. president vladimir putin called the recent uprisings an unconstitutional coup. the obama administration is pledging $1 billion in l
. as a billion dollar loan package for ukraine and lots of talk in the united states and europe about what sanctions might be drawn up in order to punish russia if it further escalates the situation here in ukraine. >> thank you, amy kellogg on the ground in kiev. >> it is one of the most complicated foreign policy issues of mr. obama's president so. the president came out an hour ago to speak about the crisis. >> they are reading economic sanctions and what they are and how far they will go, it is not yet clear. they talked about options and everything from working with allies to work with them about the g8 and pulling out of the g8 in sochi in june. maybe even going as far as targeting of freezing of asset was russians abroad and that is, you start to hit the wallets and purses of russians with ties directly to the putin regime would hit the russians. >> the president said there will be costs for the act of aggression. but the converbal wisdom and that the president needs russia and he needs putin on the cooperation with iran and can't afford to alienate putin. >> you are right. russia
an effect on you. and we will go to a firm in the united states midwest with ties to russia and the ukraine. >>> we are focused on the on the crisis in ukraine. i have been telling you how this political conflict could touch you and your family, and a lot of that has to do with the global economy. i want to help you understand first the smaller picture. first ukraine is a country on the brink of economic default. it's wants a rescue to keep its economy going. representatives have begun a 10-day visit to consider their consider. phil this is not the country's first bailout, another one was actually in the works until this recent turmoil. so this really did start with economic options. some of the protests were about a deal with europe that didn't go through? >> reporter: no, absolutely, ali. we look at the political strife and the military situation on the ground, but we forget where this started. and it all started with a trade deal on the table from brussels that the ukrainians were going to sign but then at the last minute were pulled back, many people say under the influence and pressure
will look at the festivities at the big easy for fat tuesday. >> and taking a live look the united states is showing its support today for ukraine's new leadership. meanwhile, russia's president vladimir putin seems to have softened his stance on ukraine. alex is in ukraine with the very latest. >> [chanting] marched, they sang ukraine's national anthem. then shots, a warning from russian forces not to come any closer. >> don't go any further, when russians older -- one russian soldier said. these unarmed ukrainian troops were trying to march to their airfield seized by the russians. after four hours of test initiation, ukrainian troops returned to their base. not succeeded but nor was there any bloodshed. we do not want a war with russia. across crimea, russian forces are demanding the surrender of ukrainian bases. in some places, they have succeeded. ukrainian troops are digging in. russia has now controlled all of crimea. today, president vladimir wootton defended russia's action and did not rule out using force elsewhere in ukraine. national interest to defend these people, he said. i
of state john kerry has arrived in ukraine to reinforce washington's support for the new government in kiev, deadline ford a vladimir putin to pull back troops. more on ukraine coming up next on "washington journal." those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. c-span -- we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings and conferences, and often complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house, all as a service of private industry. we were created 30 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. facebook,like us on and follow us on twitter. " continues.journal host: as the world continues to watch the unfolding situation in the ukraine, we discussed this ambassador tos. ukraine, steven pifer, who serves for the brookings institution. secretary of state john kerry is in the ukraine this morning. what do you expect from secretary kerry today? purpose ofprimary his visit is to demonstrate support for a ukrainian government that has been in power for about 10 days and i
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. >> the united states and its allies are urging russia to abide by international law and respect ukraine's sovereignty. as thousands of russian troops poured into crimea over the weekend, surrounding to military bases as this threat of war between the two nations grow. >> if they continue on in their current trajectory we are exasperating a whole series of steps. economic, diplomatic that will oscillate russia. >> president obama called russian president putin saturday. but the 90 minute phone call did little to ease tensions. the u.s. is looking into their options to hold russia accountable. >> russian mobilization is a response to an imaginary threat. military action cannot be justified on the basis of threats that haven't been made, and are being carried out. >> some lawmakers believe the administration is partially at fault for the unrest in ukraine. >> this is the ultimate result of a feckless foreign-policy were no one believes in america's strength anymore. >> secretary of state john kerry traveled to the capital city of ukraine tuesday to meet with members of the new transitional
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a few preliminary observations about what i think the ukraine crisis means for the united states foreign policy in general, and particularly on the perception of president obama's handling of foreign policy. i have basically two points i would making. the first one is that looking at the unfolding of events there, and particularly the reaction from the obama administration to what's happening in ukraine, it's possible that we may have reached a watershed in what i called post-iraq era. for years now we have as a country been traumatized by the aftermath of the iraq war. and president obama's entire foreign policy which was premised on the assumption that the first order of strategic business was to avoid conflict at all costs, and above all do not provoke one's opponents. the idea was that the days of great power rivalries were over. it was a new world. it was a world where diplomacy was largely divorced from balance of power. now, it's possible that the ukraine crisis is testing this assumption. obama's recent policy towards russia, if you look back and recover how he got started, reall
, if the united states has to act unilaterally in the military sphere it ought to do it. remember, ukraine is in our vital from the. the united states' vital interest as well as the european union. >> angela merkel saying that president putin lost touch with reality. >> and he has. she is right. i'm disappointed with the germans. >> is she going to join us. >> right now i think the answer is. no too much economically at stake for the germans. >> that's the point u up to the eyeballs with russia. we are sitting here doing saber rattling. >> absolutely. the only big stick left in the free world right now is the united states. we have decided to put it on the table and walk away. >> general, always nice to see you, thank you, sir. >> you too, greta. thank you. >> straight ahead, she heard blood curdling screams. that's the first witness in the pistorius murder trial. the limbacher olympic athlete turns witness speaks. you will hear it next. also, i'm going to talk to you off-the-record. if i were betting, i would bet most of you disagree with me on this one. and you probably will even send me
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